Wall-eye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wall-eye (Zoöl) A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).
    • Wall-eye (Zoöl) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also glasseye pike perch yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.
    • Wall-eye An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses.
    • Wall-eye (Zoöl) The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wall-eye wawl′-ī an eye in which the white part is very large: the popular name for the disease of the eye called glaucoma
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Wall-eyed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
The adj. is the earlier, prob. from Ice. vald-eygthrvagl, a disease of the eye, and eygthr, eyed—auga, an eye.

Usage

In literature:

We can make nothing of Wall-Eyes.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
Reuben said nothing, but hung over the wall, straining his eyes into the gathering darkness.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
DEIRDRE leans against the wall with terror in her eyes.
"Imaginations and Reveries" by (A.E.) George William Russell
As for Drene, he lay there, his hollow eyes roaming from wall to wall.
"Between Friends" by Robert W. Chambers
Holding herself very straight, she stared at the wall, which passed before her eyes.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
The lady's eyes returned to the portrait on the wall.
"The Last Hope" by Henry Seton Merriman
Her pale eyes stared at the bare walls.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
She toiled up to the gate with difficulty; the gray rain-washed road, the wall, the trees, swimming before her eyes.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It seemed to my sleepy eyes as if an angel had melted his own door through the wall!
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
Their eyes were immediately attracted to their portraits, which rested against the farthest wall of the room.
"The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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In poetry:

Was never a Maid in Waldhurst's walls
Might match with Margaret,
Her cheek was fair, her eyes were dark,
Her silken locks like jet.
"Rudiger - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
COME, spread your wings, as I spread mine,
And leave the crowded hall
For where the eyes of twilight shine
O'er evening's western wall.
"After A Lecture On Wordsworth" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And now they drew the object near,
Behold! not blazing eyes were there,
But firmly standing 'gainst the wall,
An armed warrior stout and tall.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
There is my picture, caught and throned
Within four walls for me at last;
My eyes, which never thought to see
Fit semblance of her, hold her fast.
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
With my face to the wall shall I sleep and forget
The shadow, the sweet sense of slumber denies,
If even I marvel at kindness, and fret,
And start while the tears are all wet in mine eyes?
"Cui Bono?" by Henry Kendall
The patriot from his walls of brass
Is singing loudly as I pass;
With fearless heart and open eyes,
He shouts the ancient battle cries;
And, where I pause to hear him sing,
A silent crowd is listening.
"The Patriot" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

"Torn Between Two Lovers" by Grace Weston, part of the Mind's Eye exhibit on display at Wall Space.
Whether it's my clothes or the walls of my apartment, it's safe to say I'm typically drawn to bold, uniform colors but lately the ombré trend has really caught my eye.
Turn your eyes towards the wall/ceiling or somewhere else on a plain surface.
Sometimes the off-the-wall comment or idea is the one that opens people's eyes to a different approach.
The Walls Have Ears , and Eyes and Cameras.
GE, McDonald's give Wall Street a black eye on '87 crash date.
It was a down day on Wall Street as all the major indices were lower as investors keep a close eye on the the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Dares range from throwing a bulls-eye, doing a climbing wall, completing a puzzle or eating something (things people like, not bugs).
Wall Street eyes the "cliff" after six days of gains.
Wall Street eyes the "cliff" after six days of gains .
For Great View of the Great Wall of China, Don a Scuba Suit and Peel Your Eyes.
NYC High-Rise Eyes 18-Source Video Wall.
Investigators Eye the Wall Street Mortgage Machine .
Last week, a letter in the Wall Street Journal caught our eye.
All eyes are on Jay Cobb's video wall during busy NFL Sundays.
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In science:

He uses the example of an arrow being fired at a wall and a bull’s eye being painted around the arrow.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
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